I have a wallet generated by an old version of parity such that it gave me a recovery phrase, since I have forgotten the password. (I think I know the password, but parity disagrees with me).

How do I use the recovery phrase to re-gain access to the wallet? This must be documented somewhere. I have tried to track this info down online, and found things like this which make me nervous. But I think that's another wallet service. I also found this. which seems not to have been answered.

As for "Creating new account via "Recover from phrase"", this screenshot shows that I don't have such an option:

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  • Go to ACCOUNTS > RESTORE. See github.com/paritytech/parity/wiki/Backing-up-&-Restoring :) – soc1c Sep 21 '17 at 6:07
  • @5chdn -thank you for the advice. that seems to be what I was looking for. saw it earlier, and didn't recognize it for what it was. -however-, the original problem does not seem to have been solved. in doing the recovery, I specified a new password. I assume that this new password will be the one associated with the newly recovered account? unfortunately, when I try to send ether from this account, using the new password, it still does not work. can you clarify for me how the system is supposed to work please? – juggler Sep 21 '17 at 15:13
  • You have to remove the old account first. – soc1c Sep 22 '17 at 8:14
  • @5chdn -ok, how do I do that? I have now tried deleting it, and it asks for the account password. which is what I don't have. – juggler Sep 22 '17 at 15:30
  • Move the old keys out of C:\Users\You\AppData\Roaming\Parity\Ethereum\keys\ethereum and start the wallet again. – soc1c Sep 22 '17 at 18:28

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